The single parent may feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of juggling caring for the children, maintaining a job and keeping up with the bills and household chores.And typically, the family's finances and resources are drastically reduced following the parents' breakup.Over the past 20 years single-parent families have become even more common than the so-called "nuclear family" consisting of a mother, father and children.Today we see all sorts of single parent families: headed by mothers, headed by fathers, headed by a grandparent raising their grandchildren. Physical touch/intimacy should correspond with commitment. This doesn’t mean anything goes if you are engaged. What is your motivation -- power and control, gratifying your own ego, meeting a selfish need, or genuine affection? If you feel convicted of certain behaviors, stop doing them.
I suggest you begin by typing in "single fathers" in an Internet search engine, and go visit one of those sites.Life in a single parent household — though common — can be quite stressful for the adult and the children.Members may unrealistically expect that the family can function like a two-parent family, and may feel that something is wrong when it can not. You must decide before you go on the date what your limits will be.